Squid Game creator shares disappointing update on season two

A follow-up to the smash-hit series is in the works

The first season of hit Korean drama Squid Game caused nothing short of a sensation with viewers when it landed on Netflix back in September 2021.

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In fact, the series broke records and became the streaming site's most-watched original show of all time, reaching 111 million views in just 28 days, but sadly it seems that viewers will be waiting a long time before they can catch more episodes.

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Discussing the status of season two, , which was confirmed by Netflix in January 2022, on the red carpet of the Critics Choice Awards on Sunday, creator Hwang Dong-hyuk revealed that the season two script doesn't even exist just yet.

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"It's here. Not on the page, it's here," he told Variety as he indicated to his head. "Everything is secret. I cannot tell anything."

He remained tight-lipped on what season two will look like but did confirm that lead actor Lee Jung-jae will be back to reprise his role as main character Seong Gi-hun, adding: "He will come back and do something for the world."

Seong Gi-hun will be back in season two

Hwang previously revealed that he was considering using a writer's room to help map out the follow-up. Asked last year by Variety about season two, he said: "I don't have well-developed plans for Squid Game two. It is quite tiring just thinking about it.

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"But if I were to do it, I would certainly not do it alone. I'd consider using a writers' room and would want multiple experienced directors."

Have you watched Squid Game? The suspenseful and gory drama tells the story of a group of contestants who all join the game to compete for a huge amount of money, but with the competition comes some shocking results. 

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